TESTIMONIALS ::

Don’t take my word for it, hear what these lovely people have to say!

Zachary Quinto

- Star Trek movies, The Slap, Heroes, American Horror Story

“Jack has an innate ability to communicate a sense of freedom. Not only does he embody it in his own work with a bold kind of ease, but he has also formulated a way to literally communicate it, in a very practical and tangible manner. Whether at work or at an audition, I always feel there are elements of Jack’s perspective from which I can draw to help guide my experience. Our work together has allowed me to more reliably get out of my own way and connect to the material and situation at hand.”

Taylor Schilling

- Orange is the New Black, Argo, The Lucky One, Atlas Shrugged, The Overnight

“Jack’s insight and kindness have changed my experience of work. I’ve found vast reserves of freedom and joy in my acting. What I’ve learned with Jack is with me through every stage of preparation, rehearsal and performance. I’m so grateful!”

Allyson Hannigan

- How I Met Your Mother, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, American Pie

“I’m so happy that I met Jack.  I used to dread auditions, but now I have a great time.  He completely unlocked what was locked in me.  I seriously couldn’€™t have done it without him. His words of wisdom are always with me.” 

Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara

- TV, Films, Stage

“Jack has a ‘nuts and bolts’ method for helping actors conquer the terrors of auditioning.  Besides being a gifted teacher, he has commitment, compassion and respect for the actor.  And, thankfully, unlike many teachers in this business, he has no false ego.”

Wendi McLendon-Covey

- The Goldbergs, Bridesmaids, Rules of Engagement

“I’ve printed out every page of Jack Plotnick’s website and made an ‘acting Bible’ for myself. I thank God daily for giving me Jack as a friend; I’ve never met a more encouraging person.”

Liv Tyler

- The Leftovers, The Strangers, The Lord of the Rings

“(Jack) taught me things that were so fucking brilliant. They are things that have stuck with me and helped me as a human being in this world.”  – in Paste Magazine

Sutton Foster

- Younger, Bunheads, Tony Award for Thoroughly Modern Millie

“During the long run of Millie all of my demons and insecurities were getting the better of me.  I would read Jack’s affirmations every night before I went out on stage. They are now a permanent part of my dressing room collection. They got  me through many ‘rough and doubtful’ times.”

Andrea Martin

- SCTV, Great News, Difficult People, My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Tony Awards for My Favorite Year & Pippin

“After years of doing comedy, it was difficult to trust that I was ‘enough’.  I love that Jack coached me in such a way as to make me feel that I could take the risk to not be in a safe zone.  He started me down the road to doing more serious stuff.”

Carrie Preston

- Emmy Award for The Good Wife, Claws, Crowded, Happyish, True Blood

“Ever since Jack rescued me from the depths of audition despondence by introducing me to his affirmations, not an audition or stage performance goes by without me calling upon those wise and freeing words.  Jack helped me remember that how we think about our work is just as important as the work itself.”

Ryan Potter

- voice of Hiro in Big Hero 6, Jo the Medecine Runner, Supah Ninjas

“Right now I’m working mainly with Jack Plotnick who’s just the best acting coach ever.”  – in LVLten Magazine

Malcolm-Jamal Warner

- Emmy for The Cosby Show, People v. O.J., Suits, Major Crimes, Community

“At the core of what Jack teaches is how to get out of your own way. His approach cuts through the bs and, in turn, teaches you how to do that for yourself. His book, ‘New Thoughts For Actors’, is my bible and the fact that he offers it as a free download from his website is only a testament of how unselfish he is with his gift.”

 

Stephanie Courtney

- “Flo” in the Progressive commercials, You’re the Worst, Nobodies

“I rely on Jack’s ‘New Thoughts’. They center and calm me. Jack is so not fooled by thoughts of fear or insecurity. His only agenda is to get you to experience the joy and confidence you felt when you first realized, ‘Hey! I love doing this!’”

Ryan Gaul

- Superstore, Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, House of Lies

“Simply put, every job I I have booked in this town is because of Jack. When I first arrived in Hollywood, I learned all the wrong things from… some other programs. I was literally paralyzed in auditions. It felt like I was doing math. Jack immediately gave me hope and showed me I was the only thing in the way of booking jobs. Jack is so kind and loving in his approach. His technique is simple, honest and best of all,  he makes acting fun!”

Maile Flanagan

- Emmy winner for Jakers!, Naruto, Lab Rats, Shameless

“After working steadily for 22 years, I went to a workshop given by a TV director and it destroyed my confidence. But when I got home I thought of Jack’s workshop and I went to his website and re-read his advice. I instantly felt better.  I applied his words of wisdom a few weeks later when I went in to audition for a pilot and I GOT IT! His advice and approach works and I can’t recommend it enough.”

 

Milana Vayntrub

- New Warriors, Other Space, House of Lies, AT&T commercials

“A month after I first took Jack’s seminar, I booked three projects. Prior to studying with Jack, I spent thousands of dollars in classes and I hadn’t booked anything in years. I’m on location shooting my first feature right now and using his affirmations in a chair with my name on the back. My gratitude for Jack is through the roof. I literally could not have done it without him. He very quickly restored my faith in myself as an actor and my passion for my career.”

 

Todd Sherry

- Parks and Rec, Suburgatory, Mindy Project, casting director with Patrick Rush Casting

“I am so happy to have found Jack’s class. After years as a working actor in LA, I was losing the sheer joy of acting as I got wrapped up in the ‘business’. Now, not only is that joy back in my life, but I actually have fun at auditions!  Thanks, Jack, for helping me get out of my own way.”

 

Laura Silverman

- The Comeback, Bob’s Burgers, Nurse Jackie, Sarah Silverman Program

“Thanks again for bringing joy back into this process for me, in a way that I wasn’t sure was possible, but always dreamed of, and really longed for. You’ve given me ‘permission’ to be selfish and excited about the work, instead of feeling like I’m not right or enough.  You’ve given me real tools that I can look forward to using to make my experiences more fulfilling.”

 

Tom Lenk

- Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Cabin in the Woods, Much Ado About Nothing

“Jack’s approach is simple and easy! I am actually enjoying my auditions in the moment, instead of watching them happen and giving myself running commentary.  I love that my nerves don’t have to get the best of me anymore!”

 

Darlene Hunt

- Showrunner of Good Girls Revolt, Creator of The Big C, Parks and Rec

“Jack has coached me on basically every audition that led to a booking in the last two years including my current series regular role. His anti-technique takes all the stress out of auditioning and makes it fun. Jack can so quickly determine what is blocking an actor and turn your audition around in seconds. It’s like he has a third eye.”

 

Alec Mapa

- Devious Maids, Switched at Birth, Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives, Marley & Me

“I’m skeptical of acting classes because they’re mostly taught by cranky out of work actors. Jack is a working actor who believes that performing should be a joyful experience, and studying with him has delivered concrete results – I became energized and started to have fun again. Study with Jack. You’ll be glad you did.”

Mary Birdsong

- Reno 911, The Descendants, Masters of Sex, The Middle, Crash & Bernstein

“15 minutes with Jack will not only get actors tons of residual checks down the road, but will get them the most valuable kind of residuals there are– an unshakable foundation and rock-solid audition mindset upon which to draw for the rest of their acting lives.  What he teaches applies not only to acting but to every aspect of life.”

 

Hunter Herdlicka

- A Little Night Music, Pirates of Penzance

“I attended ONE of Jack’s classes, and just three weeks later had booked one of the lead roles in the Broadway revival of  ‘A Little Night Music’.  His class and online book changed my acting, my  auditioning, and my life. In helping me remember how simple acting really is, he reignited my passion for it, which I had felt I had lost during my four years at an acting conservatory.”

 

Ben Weber

- Secret Life of the American Teenager, West Wing, Everwood

I used to approach auditioning like it was studying for the SAT’s. Now I love auditioning just as much if not MORE than the actual job (except for the whole getting paid part) because Jack taught me how to have fun.  I think the world of Jack and the work he’s doing.


 

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